June 23, 2018

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Challenging the status quo

And now, the just discovered, newly minted politician/businessman candidate has announced his steadfast belief in the credo of the Freedom Caucus . . . a groups whose membership is NOT published and whose meetings are NOT open to the public. […]


Back to Belize to ‘raise the roof’

The last big fundraiser will be held this Saturday, June 23, at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church. The car wash from 2-6 p.m. is the first event and appointments can be made by calling 540-987-8137. The Talent Show, combined with a delicious Italian dinner, will follow. […]


Spectacular Fourth of July in store

Fireworks revelers expected to number in the thousands will descend on a new but familiar landmark — Ben Venue Farm in Flint Hill — for the 12th Annual Rappahannock County 4th of July festival, organized again this year by the Sperryville VFD. […]

Health and Healthcare

Nurse aide training offers path into health care

Ashlyn Connelly knew from a young age that she wanted to work in health care. Her mother is a nurse and she still remembers the look on her face when she came home after a hard day on the job. Rather than be dissuaded, Connelly learned from that experience the importance of connecting with people — and she hasn’t forgotten it. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for June 21

“Patrick O’Connell and the inn put together a soiree that only occurs every 40 years at his Mount Vernon anniversary celebration this past Saturday. The food was superb, the wine flowed freely, and the fireworks took flight across the Potomac! We didn’t want to leave” […]


Safer steps to the county

As Rappahannock County works its way down the list of repairs to the historic buildings on Courthouse Row, projects are being checked off, the most recent being the steps and walkway in front of the clerk’s office. […]

Letters to the Editor

Secretive for a reason

This is the same party that just picked Corey Stewart, possibly the most unelectable candidate for Senate, to run against Tim Kaine. A divisive hate-monger with ties to the alt-right, Stewart was too fringe for even the Trump campaign in 2016, and for the Koch brothers today. […]

Letters to the Editor

‘All for her own convictions’

One line stood out in a recent article on the congressional race in our 5th district. According to a Republican Party operative, Leslie Cockburn “is all for her own convictions and she’s not going to […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Class Reunion

    June 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Flint Hill Volunteers Fire, 945 Fodderstack Rd, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA
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  • Class of 1958 Reunion

    June 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Flint Hill Volunteers Fire, 945 Fodderstack Rd, Flint Hill, VA 22627, USA
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  • Bowl for Seniors Fundraiser

    June 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Mountain Run Bowling Center, 584 Culpeper Town Square, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • UUBRidge Flower/Pot Luck Brunch Sunday

    June 24, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Red Tent Sisterhood Community Gathering

    June 24, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    10 River Lane, Spe
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  • Red Cross Bloodmobile

    June 25, 2018  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Washington Volunteer Fire And Rescue, 10 Firehouse Ln, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Thornton Gap Revival

    June 25, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    262 Thornton Gap Church Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Amissville Carnival

    June 27, 2018  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Amissville Volunteer Fire, 14711 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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